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tortoise, conservative radio show host steve days will join us live. plus, despite winning ohio, the road ahead for mitt romney could be filled with big disappointments. >> now we move to alabama where mitt romney will lose. mississippi where mitt romney will lose. louisiana, where mitt romney will lose. >> plus, nothing lasts forever. >> thank you very much from the bottom of my heart. i truly have enjoyed being your quarterback. >> peyton manning fighting back the tears saying farewell to the indianapolis colts and a lot of fans this hour outraged. and the floodgates are far from closed. more advertisers rush away from the king of conservative radio. about you, a former ohm administration adviser is now comparing rush limbaughing to bill maher. is that a fair comparison? plus, were bill maher is now defending rush. i'm tamron hall.
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the "news nation" is follow og the loudest calls yet for newt gingrich to get out of the race and let the two front-runners battle it out. romney took seven states and the most delegates last night but barely won in ohio by just one point over rick santorum. despite spending four times as much money as his rivals in that state. santorum picked up victories in other big races, that one being tennessee as well as north dakota and oklahoma. with just one victory for gingrich in his home state, by the way, santorum's super pac declared today it is time for mr. gingrich to step away saying "with gingrich exiting the race, it would be a true head to head race. newt has become a hindrance to a conservative alternative. let's bring in the political panel. michael smerconish is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and contributor, a.b. stoddard, columnist for the hill and we have with us steve days, nationally syndicated radio show show host. still holding on to endorsing
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newt gingrich. steve, you endorsed someone. this super pac for santorum says it's time for your guy to get out of the race. what's your response? >> if i was running rick trum's super pac, that's exactly what i would be doing. i don't think it takes a genius to come do the conclusion if santorum was allowed to go one-on-one with romney in michigan and ohio, he would have won those states. i think that would have dramatically changed the complexion of the race. i don't think you've got to be a mastermind politically to figure that part of this out. >> but we were talking earlier this week about the would have, should have, could have whole scenario here. in reality though, gingrich finished third or fourth in every primary where he was on the ballot last night. why would that be convincing to anyone that he should stay in? >> well, i think he's having -- going to have a hard time making that case. i think when you have people like richard vigry who is really one of the godfathers of the modern conservative movement issuing press releases telling
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newt to step aside for the good of the country, i think when you see what they're tweeting today and what kind of things they're posting on social media and on their website, it's clear they are now fighting for legitimacy in this race. i'm concerned as a newt supporter. they had built up some really solid support in kansas. they have a caucus there on saturday. right now it's all about every delegate you can get. now they're not going to go to kansas and focus all of their attention on mississippi and alba ma instead, but yet these are all proportional states. you have to compete everywhere for a delegate you can. i think the next 48 hours or so are going to be difficult for newt to continue to make the case he is viable in this race. >> but it is about the delegates. and how you acquire them. we know the golden number, 1,0044 here. that's the name of the game. it's set in place. >> it is. i think steve as a newt gingrich supporter gives you a pretty blunt candid assessment of the difficulty his candidate will face.
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i don't see a scenario where newt can get to that number and with gingrich in the race, i don't see a scenario where santorum can get to that number. i do see a path for romney and i think that the best that santorum and gingrich both in staying in can hope for is to deny -- to deny pardon me, romney, that number of dels and hope there's chaos at the convention. >> let me bring you in, a.b. you've got santorum's team this morning focusing in on gingrich but when you look at the numbers out of ohio, rick santorum was leading in the average of polls, perhaps around four points, maybe a little greater than that. he lost that lead. and i think most people believe it is because of the answers that he was giving to questions and really his presentation, not about newt gingrich. >> well, no, but that's true. it's just that, tamron, he -- he would have won, steve is right. he would have won if you combine the gingrich and santorum votes
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in these pivotal contests. santorum would have won. if gingrich had stepped aside and endorsed rick santorum, weeks ago, and had really said, this is truly about stopping mitt romney. if it was truly about stopping mitt romney and not helping him, he would have gotten out and helped rick santorum. he pretends that rick santorum isn't a real conservative. if he's so concerned about a real conservative, he needs to choose rick santorum over mitt romney. everybody knows that. there's no disputing rick santorum is more conservative to someone like newt gingrich than mitt romney is. so yes, santorum has lost his leads. he's made a lot of mistakes. i also think that even privately, mitt romney's team would admit to you that they could have lost michigan and ohio without their money edge. that's significant. santorum made a strong showing across a big breadth of the grassroots of the party in lots of different parts of the country these last couple weeks. he might not have a direct path to the nomination but gingrich
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has none. >> let me switch over to mitt romney because he should be, michael, the 4headline here. we're talking about the fire happening with the more conservative in the party who still do not find mitt romney to be their credible choice. i want to play what the mitt romney said this morning in his only post interview with cnbc. basically he says i've got the money and i've got the time. let's play it. >> i'm prepared to fight all the way to become the nominee, and you know, i was pleased with our success last night. obviously we've got a very strong lead in dels. we've got the time and the resources and a plan to get all the delegates and we think that will get done before the convention. but one thing i can tell you for sure is, there's not going to be a brokered convention. >> so michael, that sounds good on paper but as we played earlier with joe scarborough saying that alabama, mitt romney in his opinion will lose, mississippi, that's a loss, louisiana, that's a loss. this is a republican candidate who will not be strong in the
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south, but steve writes in his article, listen, this is knot about the social conservatives versus the establishment because if he's a rhino or not, his party will get behind him eventually if he's the nominee. >> yes and no. some weaknesses were exposed for governor romney and the fact that he can't get to 30% in any of those southern states thus far is a real problem in terms of turnout in the fall. and i would couple that, tamron, with the observation that turnout in this primary season, despite what happened in 2010, lags behind 2008. so there's a real enthusiasm gap. even if romney captures the nomination as i still think he will, you have to question what kind of turnout is there going to be against barack obama in the southern base. >> steve, is that a concern for you? >> yes, i think what's happening here is there's a deeper fissure that is erupting within the republican party. it started a little bit four years ago with mike huckabee challenging the establishment.
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then we had tarpz and bailouts and crony capitalism reigning supreme. what you're seeing now is flat out class warfare, the crony capitalists. mitt romney can not win sam's club republicans that are not mormons anywhere in battleground states. if he can't win them in michigan and ohio, you cannot win the presidency if you can't win ohio as a republican. if you can't win them amongst the republicans, he can't win them in a general. >> real quick here, if he's the nominee, will you be able to back mitt romney? >> i'm going to probably need to hear the audible voice of god to back mitt romney. >> and that doesn't come. >> that's probably what it would take for me to do it. >> i don't think that comes around very often. so i'm going to take that as a know with biblical backing there. steve, you stumped me on that one. i was thinking it the voice of god. thank you, a. b., michael, as
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well. up next, conservatives say they are mad as hell and they don't want to take it anymore, but why can't they sink their teeth into mitt romney if he becomes the nominee? you heard steve say he's got to hear the voice of god to back romney. plus, the news that is shaking up the world of sports and got a lot of football fans pretty upset today. >> it truly has been an honor to play in indianapolis. i do love it here. >> well, just last summer, peyton manning said all he ever wanted was to end his career with a colts uniform on him, but that is not going to happen. the quarterback as you heard living the team after 14 years and wait until you hear what some fans are saying now about the colts. join our conversation on twitter. find my page, it is@tamron hall. open up. we have come for the foul, unholy beast. the one with the red markings.
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mitt romney may have won the most states yesterday, but he still hasn't won over a lot of republican voters especially those conservatives. among ohio republicans, 63% said they'd be satisfied if rick santorum were the nominee compared to 57% who is said that about romney. but look at this, when asked who is most likely to beat president obama, 51% said romney. only 24% said santorum. let me bring back is the news nation political panel. joining us for this round, jimmy williams, msnbc contributor, a. b. stoddard and steve deace. you said you needed to hear the voice of god if you were to vote for romney. were you speaking morgan freedomman or did you mean the
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real god? nonetheless, i need to expound on that because those are strong words from a conservative like yourself. you have an important voice in your party. >> well, as a conservative, i like morgan freeman. i might prefer charlton heston to make that call. that would be a true miracle if he could make that call. the problem with romney, over and over his again his case for his candidacy is electabilitiability. destroy everybody and when i get to the general election, they can't pin anything on me because i don't believe in anything. that is getting exposed. romney is representing to conservatives, particularly those in the middle class, he is representing crony capitalism, that middle class republican voters and middle class voters are across the country are sick of. they're tired of bailouts, tired of t.a.r.p.s, tired of too big to fails and romney represents all of that. you keep seeing this over and over again. if they're not mormon, he can't win middle class voters in
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battleground states. if you can't win middle class voters in your own primary, how will you win them in a general. romney actually won the third fewest counties last night. the third fewest counties, and this is the republican primary and caucus season. if you look at the counties he's winning, look at the numbers he rolls up new broward and miami-dade in florida, the numbers he role rolls up in cuyahoga county nmt ohio. these are counties if obama ran as a republican, he would not win them. republicans do not win these counties in general elections. and this is how romney is winning these primaries. tell me how that translates to a general election victory and i would love for karl rove and the rest of the party establishment, please enlighten me. i went to public school. maybe i don't understand. how is it a guy ha can't win over republican counties and republican voters because he can't win over the people most likely to vote for him, he's the most electable candidate. >> i want you to take a sip of
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water and calm down. jimmy, let me bring you in here. steve is speaking like a true conservative and everything he is saying shows up in these exit polls. you've got some angry republicans out there, but they are not, and i hate to put it this way, they're just not feeling mitt romney, jimmy. >> country club republicans like romney because they can relate to him. people -- by the way, all those counties that steve just mentioned, those are all urban areas. when you get rural, they don't like him. why? because they don't have anything in common with him. i was in columbus, ohio last week. i drove from columbus, ohio, to cincinnati. you know what there is between columbus and cincinnati snst nothing. i saw maybe 40 farms. it's a two-hour drive. if you look at that the map, did our guy, mitt romney win those areas? no, that's the point. he has virtually nothing in common with anyone that doesn't
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ear. isn't college educated and actually works 9:00 to 5:00 fle single day and probably makes just above minimum wage. >> a. b., mitt romney made the case before super tuesday, let's get this done so that i can focus in on president obama. we know for the republicans, that is the common enemy as they see it. what is there out there to make me believe that these people will not fall in line if they are so angry? it's not as if they will vote for president obama. would they stay at home? >> well, i think you just heard steve why he thinks many people like him are going to stay home. that's really the challenge for mitt romney. when he started this, look, republicans four months ago were convinced they were going to win this election. now the president is at 50% approval rating. the economy remains stable and improving if not slowly. unless that is reversed, he's a much tougher incumbent contender than he looked like in the late fall.
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so republicans very flefrs this is slipping away. rick santorum lost a lot of critical time talking about the evils of contraception and college education when he should have been fighting mitt romney on obama care and romney care, something that gal vaizes the party and the days and independents who can't stand that law. he wasted all that time. now that independent voter who's might want to see obama go but see that generally things are getting better, look at someone like mitt romney who can't take the health care fight to president obama. that was a missed opportunity for santorum, but again, a real burden around the neck of mitt romney as he tries to appeal to the party and beyond. >> jimmy, was there any good news for mitt romney? willie geist this morning on "morning joe" pointed out how everyone said he needs to win ohio. he did. santorum once said a win is a win. we've all said that. the guy won. was there no good news for him last night? >> the good news is that rick santorum is still in the race. and the good news is is that rick santorum is going to
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continue to, i may get in trouble for saying this, let his mouth overload his rear end. you know what i'm saying. so the bottom line is we have a repeated pattern here, a repeat of pattern behavior by rick santorum which is he can't stop himself. he can't not talk about man on dog or abortion or, et cetera, et cetera. by the way, the 12 years that he was in the senate, that's the only thing he ever talked about. so what does mitt romney know? what does the electorate know that rick santorum is going to keep talking about these things over and over and over again. and that's why rick santorum, who led in ohio for three weeks in the polls, lost last night. >> all right. jimmy, a.b., steve, thank you so much. i'll talk with you all soon. still ahead on "news nation" -- >> everything is fine on the business side. everything's cool. there is not a thing to worry about. >> really? rush limbaugh says he's actually now picking up sponsors and he claims a couple of them that
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monday with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. president obama has made it clear he prefers diplomacy and pressure to prevent iran from acquiring weapons. joining me now, democratic congressional aide on foreign policy matters jewel ruben. it's great to see you again. >> thank you for having me. >> we started out the week wondering how it would play out, this big meeting with president netanyahu and president obama, even the ramping up of the gop candidates before apac. how have you measured what we've seen this week so far. >> the president is showing leadership qualities. he's showing he's listening to his military officer who's uniformly don't want another war in the middle east, listening to intelligence leadership which say that iran has not decided to go for a nuclear weapon and as a civilian leader, he's making the decision on how to proceed. he has a smart, strong, tough approach and it seems it's gaining traction now overseas and in the international community with talks coming up.
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>> i want to play a little bit of what the president said yesterday in the news conference regarding the rhetoric or the drum beat for war that is out there. particularly with the gop candidates. let's play it, please. >> if some of these folks think that it's time to launch a war, they should say so. and they should explain to the american people exactly why they would do that and what the consequences would be. everything else is just talk. >> and speaking of talk, you were quoted in the "huffington post" in an article where you said talking to iran, deescalate the crisis atmosphere and define our interests. is that what we're likely to see next? >> that is what we're doing. and the war talk is very dangerous. even if the former director of israeli jks, the mossad said yesterday this kind of war talk is encouraging an irani reaction of fear and one which may encourage them to move faster to a nuclear weapon.
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we need to ratchet this down. the policy is working. it's bearing fruit. it's strong, it's eb. it will be hard slogging ahead. negotiations and diplomacy are not easy. and that's why we have to have a sustained dialogue with the iranians to really resolve the issues, know what they're doing. >> at the heart of it, you point out it's a long slog. israel says time is not on their sides. netanyahu returned today to israel. what should we be watching for from israel at this point? >> we do need to watch the israeli reactions. they have a legitimate concern about the iranian sanction intentions, but the israeli public does not want to the see military action. experts across the board say that iran has not decided to make a nuclear weapon. it could take one to three years for them to even build a weapon if they decide to do so. so there is time. >> israel is not convinced of those numbers. >> well, the israeli mossad itself, the current leader has said that iran has not decided
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to make a nuclear weapon. this is very tense right now and very important that the facts are straight. and that's key. and so the intelligence community assessments, those facts should be listened to and that should really help drives the diplomatic process. >> joel, thank you so much. i'm sure we'll be talking with you very soon. great pleasure having you on. for the first time in 16 years, congressman dennis kucinich loses his seat in congress. we'll have details on the race that pitted two members of congress in an intechbs battle. plus, were colts right to ditch peyton manning after he bled tears for this team for 14 years? >> he brought them a championship. dave zyron will join me to make the case why is peyton should join the cowboys. >> thank you very much from the bottom of my heart. i truly have enjoyed being your quarterback. brad needs car insurance, but, uh, brad doesn't want to spend too much. who's brad? this is brad.
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here's what the "news nation" is following right now. >> it's just been very difficult for both jim and i. i don't think anybody quite understands the emotions that he and i have felt. >> it's official. the peyton manning era in indianapolis is over. today. there are a lot of the angry colts fans out there. will the colts regret this move? standing by his decision, the man hon shot his daughter's laptop and posted it on youtube now, well, he's speaking out for the very first time since 31 million hits to that video. plus, mike it will eric dyson will join us to talk about the state of black america and a new report that finds black students are flee times more likethree t be suspended from school than any other race, especially boys. and it is here. apple unveils the new ipad 3, the specs on all the new features. we gynein half hour with rush limbaugh denying he's losing more sponsors after his remarks
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regarding sun dra fluke. that's despite reports as many as 39 sponsors have pulled out from his show. >> my own brother sends me a note last night, have you really lost 2 sponsors? no, we have not lost 28 sponsors. how can they say it? because they lie. in fact, folks, we have three brand new sponsors that will be starting in the next two weeks. now, obviously, i'm not going to del you who they are today. >> why not? limbaugh also said two experiences who pulled out now want to get back in the fold. he would not name them either. meantime at his victory party last night in boston, mitts romney declined againton comment or condemn limbaugh's remarks. when asked again about his thoughts on limbaugh's words romney would only say "my campaign is about jobs and the economy and scaling back the size of the government. i'm not going to weigh in on that particular controversy." romney had previously said only
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it's not the language he would have used. joining me is shauna thomas, co-founder of ultraviolet. her organization is a part of the push to get sponsors away from rush limbaugh's show. what do you make of limbaugh saying these reports aren't true? one puts the number around 35 who have left his show as sponsors or ads there. >> yeah, hanks f rkthanks for h. i'm not sure where he gets that number. it's been the case that tisers have been dropping like flies over the last few days. i think the number is actually over 40 now. advertisers he's claiming are staying sticking with him or maybe returning are going to be feeling a lot of pressure if that turns out to be true. they're going to have to explain to comrers and shareholders why they're standing with one someone who uses their platform to abuse women in this way. i don't think it looks good for him. >> another part of this argument right now is you have a lot of conservatives who point to people on the left or progressives who they say are the same. former adviser to the obama
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administration, austin goolsbee, tweeted out that sarah palin was right to point out that bill maher has made some pretty disgusting comments about women. comedian or not, they are rush-like. that's what as you tan posted on twitter. now we've got this tweet from bill maher. basically he says i hate to do it, but did he defends rush. wa do you make of this back and forth of, well, he did it, but so is he? >> well, look, ultraviolet is an organization doesn't condone anybody who attacks women in this way. and people who are claiming that it's outrageous that anybody -- it doesn't matter who says it, anybody who claims that it's okay is clearly not on the side of women here. you know, i think it's also the case though that in this particular situation, rush limbaugh has really crossed the line. i mean, he went after sandra fluke 53 different times over the course of three days last week. he's really exposed himself
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here. >> but again i want to go back to bill maher's estweet where he says "hate to defend rush limbaugh but he apologized. liberals looking bad not accepting. also intimidation by sponsor pullout. we know that bill maher's show on abc back in 2000, he had a lot of push and backlash after comments he made regarding the 9/11 terrorists. and he's obviously sensitive to this topic. but what do you make of the defense here, even though he said i hate to do it, he still says it's not right. what's happening here? >> it's hard to believe he actually listened to or read the so-called apology that rush gave. he's done nothing more than make excuses for his attacks on sandra fluke since the incident. anybody who comes to his defense i think is saying loudly and clearly they're standing with a man who uses their platform to abuse women, period. >> is this dying down? >> i don't think so. advertisers are continuing to drop. over 160,000 people signed a
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petition at we are ultraviolet.org in the last three days asking advertisers to stick by their decision to drop the rush limbaugh show. i think there are other companies like clear channel, like radio affiliates who broadcast the show who continue to hear from women. so i don't think this is over by a lok shot. >> shaunna, thank you very much. i know we're going to be talking about this more. thank you. details on a murder at a florida private school tops our look at stories around the nation today. jacksonville police say dale reagan was shot and killed in her office in an episcopal school. a teacher she fired earlier in the day, the gunman walked into campus with a rifle hidden in a guitar case and shot her before turning the gun on himself. it's unclear why the 2-year-old spanish teacher was fired. the north carolina father who became a sensation after posting a video of himself shooting up his daughter's laptop is speaking out for the first time on today this
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morning. tommy jordan said his daughter's foul mouthed is facebook post sparked his outrage and he says his 15-year-old daughter, well, they've patched things up. >> the public scrutiny has helped me, and i hesitate to say us but all of us think about everything that's going on in our lives. i mean, we're asked a lot of questions about things that people previously didn't care about. >> jordan also revealed a surprise for his daughter. he removed the computer's hard drive before shooting the laptop. wow. okay, so i guess she keeps her information. is that the point of that? anyway, this is an interesting story. detectives in california are asking the public for help finding relatives of 73-year-old twin sisters found dead together in their home. patricia and joan miller appeared in tv shows in the 1950s, but later became reclusive and confined to their homes in the final years of their lives.
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how they died has not been determined. foul play has been ruled out. but it remains one of the strange mysteries are purchase it the national urban league is out today with its annual report on the state of black america. in it, the 101-year-old civil rights organization borrows from the occupy wall street movement making occupy the vote it seemed this year. the report is being issued today on the 47th anniversary of bloody sunday, the day in the 1965 police attacked voting rights demonstrators marching from selma to montgomery, alabama. right now, in fact, the reverend al sharpton is leading a march to mark that industry and raise awareness about modern day voting rights issue. joining me georgetown university sociology professor michael eric dyson. thanks for your time here. >> thank you. >> we have a lot to talk about. we know the urban league comes out with this report every year. does it ever have a mutual impact? >> certainly, it raises
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discussion. it highlights serious problems. it focuses on details of black suffering and the opposition to black progress that needs to be highlighted. so because the problems persist, the report is issued every year to both remind us to stimulate new con husbandness and val van nuys different people in order to address these particular problems. >> what's interesting, this report borrows from the occupy wall street at the beginning of that movement. there was a lot of talking there wasn't a lot of diversity. people felt that most of the folks involved with the occupy movement were young, were white, certainly we saw that change throughout the movement and see the change even now as it continues. it's not on tv every day but the movement is alive and well. do you think that blacks certainly should be more involved at these grat roots efforts that have a far reach? >> no question. i mean, in one part, the occupy movement was inspired by the civil rights movement. martin luther king junior at the end of his life was looking forward to coming to washington, d.c. to mobilize against poverty.
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he was going to occupy washington, d.c. until justice was done. as it turned out in the aftermath of his death, the forces stayed in the city in washington, d.c. for two months. so the occupy wall street borrows in a sense reaching back to the civil rights movement and yes, we should participate because these are grassroots efforts that are geared toward some of the universal problems that is afflict all vulnerable people who happen to be economically as well as racially at risk. >> and those being jobs and income inequality first and foremost. ask you about this education department report released yesterday about african-american students, particularly males, there's far more likely to be suspended or expelled from school than their peers. the numbers are such. black students made up 18% of the students in the sample but 35% of the students suspended once and 39% expelled were african-americans. and we know that education is of the utmost importance but when you look at these numbers, do you see some type of injustice
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especially when we're talking about black boys so easily put in a category of being problematic? >> absolutely. the kind of criminalization and demonization and the stigma associated with young black boys makes it very difficult for even otherwise enlightened teachers to deal with them. so that when johnny and sally, little white kids are acting up, don't do that anymore and you sit down and you behave, whereas young black boys in particular and black children more generally are targeted. then they end up becoming more vulnerable to juvenile detention which leads to juvenile detention centers which leads to jail and so they get criminalized and put in the system all together when their white counterparts are not wheated the same. it's the same thing with drugs. young white kids do far more drugs than young black kids. yet, black kids suffer disproportionately. this is an overall pattern of discrimination against young black boys and girls. >> this is a report from the education department and too many people won't see this.
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this go unseen or untalked about far too much. thank you very much, professor dyson. a great pleasure having you on. >> thanks for having me. >> up next, the ipad 3 is finally unveiled. apple promises the quality of a display like you've never seen before. but first, there's a lot going on today. here's things weise thought you should know. dennis kucinich has fallen victim to his state's newly drawn congressional map. marcy captor defeated the two-time presidential candidate in last night's ohio primary. the former allies were pitted against each other in a new district drawn by the state's republican-controlled legislature. and britain's prince harry took to the dance floor in jamaica to celebrate his grand another mother the gene's diamond jubilee. at dinner last night, the prince offered up a little humor with an unexpected but familiar quote. take a listen. >> her majesty has asked me to extend her great good wishes to you all and is sorry she can't
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>> i'm martin bashir. coming up at the top of the hour, poor old mitt, he keeps collecting delegates but voters keep reminding him something's not quite right. plus, tough talk from the president in a battleground state. now back to tamron. >> the latest version of the wildly popular ipad now available for preorder. the big company unveiled its new 4g lte ipad about an hour ago. call it the third generation ipad hd because according to apple, it las more pix manies than the high-def tv many of you are watching right now at your home. joining us to talk more about it, executive editor of
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electronics for c-net is david karnoy. the first generation ipad came out april 3rd, 2010. ipad 2 it, march 11, 2011. here weigh are on march 16th, a year later this new ipad. we can't keep this up at 800 bucks. >> they're just calling it the new ipad which is kind of strange. but for a lot of people who didn't get on the bands wagon earlier on, this will be the time to do it. >> what are the specs here? >> it's got the screen is now a ret nat display like the iphone 4s. it's a lot higher resolution. >> does that mean jaunt capehart, one of our contributors says does this mean when he sits out in the sun and he reads the ipad, that you can see the screen? because you cannot see the screen right now in the sun. >> no. >> ah. >> you have to sit in the shade but the brightness. >> for $700, you got to sit in the shade. >> the faster processor. it also is actually slightly bigger, believe it or not.
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they've actually gone backwards to go forward. >> is is that scandal in the tech world? everything is supposed to be smaller. that's the whole point of advancement, right. >> one of the problems of going to the higher resolution display is the battery life. i assume they had to have this bigger battery. >> is that going to be a problem? >> they're saying the battery life is the same at ten hours. same price starts at 491234509 but it's thicker. >> slightly thicker. it always was a little bit heavy for some people. so it's kind of a shame it didn't get a little bit lighter. >> let me ask you, obviously, steve jobs, his legacy, his influence still hovering within that company. how much influence do we know he had in this product? >> i think they talked about apple had planned out for or five years into the future in terms of the product road map. so i think they were all well aware what that product is going to be. >> so this was already opt back burner before in. >> yeah, and there was already talk last year of apple trying to put out a higher resolution display. it's finally here. >> are you going to buy one?
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sfl ? >> i have to for my job to make sure i have the latest and greatest and giving my daughter the ipad 2. >> we'll see what it looks like. thanks, david. just a short time ago, peyton manning delivered a tearful heartfelt good-bye to his fans in indianapolis. >> this town and this team mean so much to me. it truly has been an honor to play in indianapolis. i do love it here. i love the fans. and i will always enjoy having played for such a great team. >> after 14 years, four league mvp awards and a super bowl title, the colts release the former number one draft pick, a lengthy recovery from neck surgery cost manning the remaining four years on his contract. he missed the entire 2011 season because of that injury. i'm joined by dave zyron, sports
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writer for the edge of sports. what's your thought on this? you've got a lot of colts fans who are ticked. >> they very every right to be upset. that's the message i want to get across today. i am guaarsed for the colts organization and for the owner jim irsay. think of all the criticism that athletes like lebron james get for not being loyal for not caring about community, and now here you have peyton manning, who has given so much to that city. there's even a hospital in the indianapolis called the peyton manning hospital because he put the money into it. and here he was one of those players like a derek jeter, like a kobe bryant how thought would retire with his team. and yet the owner that have team, jim irsay who owes his stadium, his billion dollar stadium to peyton manning, literally owes it to him and the success he brought that club kicking him aside for a younger prettier model in forthcoming rookie andrew luck. jim irsay is the newt gingrich
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of owners. >> okay, that's a comparison that i've got to visualize here. listen, this is sports but it is a business. we know that because they are always willing to go go on strike. i know how it felt when tony dorsett left the cowboys. i was heart broken when emmitt smith left and played for phoenix. i never thought i would fib him till "dancing with the stars." with that said, this is not the first time a player has left the team not by his own will. you don't play the game forever. the game goes on. >> true, and joe montana was released from the 49ers, joe name math from the jets. it does happen. in each of those cases there was somebody very good waiting in the wings. think about steve young just waiting there. >> manning is injured. does that not count? >> judging bill grainy youtube videos that look like they were taken in yemen, peyton manning seems to be throwing 30-yard strikes down the field right
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now. whoever gets peyton manning needs to be taken seriously as a contender immediately. that's what's so special about him. and i think everybody's talking about the dolphins or washington's team being the front-runner for him right now. maybe arizona. i actually think as many as 20 teams could be in play for this because peyton doesn't need the money. he wants the rings. >> yeah, he wants the ring. hopefully he'll get it with the cowboys. >> that's not going to happen. >> let me have my dream. thank you, dave. what does your gut tell you? should the colts have dropped peyton manning or was it another example of no loyalty for the employee no matter how much money you make? we'll let you share your thoughts next. all i could do was worry ! specialists, lots of doctors, lots of advice... and my hands were full. i couldn't sort through it all. with unitedhealthcare, it's different. we have access to great specialists, and our pediatrician gets all the information. everyone works as a team. and i only need to talk to one person about her care. we're more than 78,000 people
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